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What Does The Deck Say? October 29, 2018

The Bosch Tarot is a series of collages based on the paintings of Hieronymus Bosch. Using a unique set of meanings that is not derived from Waite, it will sometimes read direct, and sometimes read like a koan. It is a good deck for introspection and examination of internal motives.

Today’s cards: 5 of Wands, King of Swords, & Queen of Swords.

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What Does The Deck Say? October 1, 2018

The Sweeney Tarot was designed to read with reversals. Having the expected 78 cards, one could use any system of meanings with it. However Lee Bradford has put deep thought into the meanings of the Sweeney Tarot, making sure it is approachable by all and without occult or religious concerns that would restrict its audience or use.

Sweeney Tarot: King of Swords, 2 of Wands (reversed), & King of Cups.
Sweeney Tarot: King of Swords, 2 of Wands (reversed), & King of Cups.

Today’s cards: King of Swords, 2 of Wands (reversed), & King of Cups. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? October 1, 2018

What Does The Deck Say? September 27, 2018

Tavaglione’s Stairs of Gold Tarot is a richly decorated esoteric book in the form of 78 tarot cards. Sometimes wildly diverging from Waite’s road, the deck can read as slim as necessary and as deep as the reader is willing to focus.

Stairs of Gold: 7 of Staves, Knight of Staves, & King of Swords.
Stairs of Gold: 7 of Staves, Knight of Staves, & King of Swords.

Today’s cards: 7 of Staves, Knight of Staves, & King of Swords. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? September 27, 2018

What Does The Deck Say? June 8, 2018

The Legacy of the Divine is a work of art by Ciro Marchetti. Warm images tell a fantastic story across rural, urban, and fantasy settings. A visually inviting deck, it has hints of esotericism for those that are seeking such things, but those hints do not interfere with those that do not.

Today’s cards: Ace of Wands, King of Swords, & 9 of Wands (reversed). Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? June 8, 2018

What Does The Deck Say? May 14, 2018

The Legacy of the Divine is a work of art by Ciro Marchetti. Warm images tell a fantastic story across rural, urban, and fantasy settings. A visually inviting deck, it has hints of esotericism for those that are seeking such things, but those hints do not interfere with those that do not.

Today’s cards: Queen of Wands (reversed), 5 of Coins, & King of Swords (reversed). Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? May 14, 2018

What Does The Deck Say? January 16, 2018

Bryan Lahr’s Wyzard of Odd tarot deck is constructed with literally images of smoke and mirrors, and has the margins lined with correspondences from other religious and esoteric practices. The oversize deck is also good for single card contemplation as the images fold onto themselves and the viewer.

Today’s cards: Four of Disks, Three of Cups, & Knight of Swords. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? January 16, 2018

What Does The Deck Say? January 01, 2018

The Fey Tarot is the work of Mara Aghem. While the card names mostly track conventional tarot naming, the scenes differ from Pamela Coleman Smith’s renditions. Not all minors display the full pip count of their number. Rather, the scenes are meant to evoke the intuition of the reader rather than depend on long lists of regurgitated meanings.

Today’s cards: 3 of Swords, King of Pentacles, & King of Swords. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? January 01, 2018

What Does The Deck Say? November 18, 2017

The Bosch Tarot is a series of collages based on the paintings of Hieronymus Bosch. Using a unique set of meanings that is not derived from Waite, it will sometimes read direct, and sometimes read like a koan. It is a good deck for introspection and examination of internal motives.

Today’s cards: Justice [VIII], King of Swords, & The Magician. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? November 18, 2017

What Does The Deck Say? November 01, 2017

The Legacy of the Divine is a work of art by Ciro Marchetti. Warm images tell a fantastic story across rural, urban, and fantasy settings. A visually inviting deck, it has hints of esotericism for those that are seeking such things, but those hints do not interfere with those that do not.

Today’s cards: The High Priestess (reversed), King of Swords (reversed), & 5 of Coins. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? November 01, 2017